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Worship:  

Sundays

Eucharist 8:00 and 10:00 am

Morning Prayer 7:30

Church School - 9:45 am

Wednesdays

9:00 am Eucharist

 

Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 2pm

 

Location: Click here for a map

17435 NW West Union Rd.,

Portland, OR 97229     

Phone: (503) 645-0744

Church in autumn colors

"The Mission of St. Gabriel the Archangel Episcopal Church is to share the knowledge and

love of Jesus Christ and to help each other on our spiritual journey with God"

News & Announcements:

St. Gabriel’s Annual Meeting:   Sun., Jan. 25th, 11:30, Sanctuary. Join us for the State of the Church, election of BAC and Convention delegates and more! 

Incapacity and Medical Assistance planning seminar:  This seminar will help you understand your options and those of your family in case a serious illness occurs. It will help you complete documents in advance that will give you more control over decision making in such situations. The seminar will be after the 10am service on February 15th. It will be presented by experienced estate planning attorneys. Food will be provided. Donations requested. Register in advance at lifecenter@stgabrielonline.org or at the seminar. Sponsored by the Endowment Committee and the Yew Life Center.

Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. It is the time many cleaned out their leavened products in preparation for Lent. It is a fun event. Food will consist of pancakes, sausages, fruit, and juice. It will be from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. You can stop by any time! Cost is $3 per person, and $10 per family.   Need men to help with the Shrove Pancake Supper. It is an event that the men of St. Gabriel’s execute. We do the set up, cooking, serving and the clean-up.  There are different shifts available so you can eat with your family and then take a shift to serve or clean-up! Look for the signup in the narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Tom! 

Lenten Wednesday Supper Program: Every Wednesday, in the Narthex, 6:30pm-8:00pm in Lent, 2/25 through 3/25. You are invited to come share a meal, learn something new and visit with friends old and new! Lenten program topic is “Stations of the Cross” Join us as we learn more about this devotion and how we can share with pilgrims in Jerusalem retracing the traditional steps Jesus is believed to have followed on Good Friday. We look forward to seeing you Wednesday’s!

 Lenten -Stations of the Cross: Good Friday April 3rd at Noon and 6:45 pm (before the 7:30pm Service) Stations of the Cross is a devotional tool which commemorating the last day of Jesus’ life based on the tradition of pilgrims retracing Jesus’ steps on Good Friday.  Please feel free to use the Stations booklet that will be available for personal or small groups use during Lent, anytime the church is open.  They will be on the usher table shelf.  Try a new discipline or continue your Lenten tradition, walk the stations and share with a friend this season.

 Family and Church School

Starting January 21st  our playgroup for young children and their parents and caregivers will move to Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Heather Grossklaus will be our new playgroup coordinator.  In January the preschool is going to welcome children from the playgroup into the classroom for 20 minutes of big buddy/little buddy time. You don’t have to be a church member to join in- everyone is welcome and we are building a wonderful community this way!

Thanks to everyone who supported our 4th-6th grade Seasons of the Spirit students’ Greening of the Church bake sale last Sunday- we earned about $86 to purchase recycling bins for the church and a compost pail for the kitchen. We have a service field trip to Home Depot and more for the 4th- 6th graders planned for Sunday, March 1st after the 10:00 am service- mark your calendars!

 

The 4th- 6th grade class will go on a Greening of the Church field trip scheduled for Sunday, March 1st after the 10:00 am service to Home Depot to purchase the recycling bins and kitchen composter, make a couple of stops to purchase candy and prizes for our Palm Sunday Egg Hunt (on Sunday, March 29th at 3:00 pm) and go to lunch. Parents drivers are needed- contact Page if you can help pageclothier@stgabrielonline.org. Each child should bring $5 for lunch.

 

Next Sunday, February 1st is Pajama Day! Children are invited to wear comfy pajamas to church and play games and have special snacks in their classrooms. Adults are encouraged to wear pjs, comfy clothes or the colors of their Superbowl pick or favorite college or NFL team.

The time for Lent Madness preparedness has begun! Behold the competition brackets on the windows of the Narthex and partake of the small booklets that describe the lives of each saint in the running for the Golden Halo this year so you’re ready for voting. Lent Madness was created as a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the saints. Starting on the February 18th, first day of Lent, you can go to either www.lentmadness.org or www.facebook.com/lentmadness and vote between two saints.  By Easter only one saint will remain and will be crowned with the Golden Halo, along with one parishioner of St. Gabriel’s who chooses the winning saint correctly.

Youth

A fun outing is planned for Sunday, January 25th after the 10:00 am service- activity to be determined. Please contact Ann Kidd if you’d like to go at youthminister@stgabrielonline.org. Today and most Sundays middle and high schoolers 7th-12th grade are invited to the Youth Room (classroom #4)at 9:40 am on most Sunday mornings to ‘check in’ with youth leaders and each other, then will head to the worship space to sit in the service together or to the library for special discussions and planning. Each Sunday check the white board above the youth bulletin board in the narthex for what’s going on that day for youth group. 

 

  Preschool

Preschool student recruitment and enrollment for our next school year has officially begun! Do you know a family who is looking for an excellent, play-based emergent curriculum preschool or prekindergarten for their 3, 4 or 5 year old? There is one in our midst! Grab a brochure and share with them send them to our website www.stgabrielschoolpdx.com, share our phone number 503-928-1359 or email preschool@stgabrielonline.org. We’re on facebook too! www.facebook.com/stgabrielpreschool

 

Everyone is invited to our Children’s Fair and St. Gabriel Episcopal School Open House with snowy games and icy activities inspired by “Frozen” and winter fairy tales on Sunday, Feb. 8th from1:00-4:30 pm. “Frozen” sing-along will be shown at 2:30 pm.  Drop in anytime and invite your friends, and especially, any families you know who are looking for a preschool or prekindergarten. Families who attend the Open House and sign up for SGES will have their $75 admission fee waived! Event is free and all are welcome. We need adult and youth volunteers to help run the event- please sign up on the sign in the narthex.

 

St. Gabriel’s playgroup for young children and their parents and caregivers will continue their new meeting time Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Heather Grossklaus is our playgroup coordinator and you can contact her at playgroup@stgabrielonline.org.  Starting in February the preschool is going to welcome children from the playgroup into the classroom for 20 minutes of big buddy/little buddy time 1-2 times a month. You don’t have to be a church member to join in- everyone is welcome and we are building a wonderful community this way!

 

The Messenger is available for pick-up in the narthex for those without email.

 

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